Cape Breton is one of only a few places on Earth, outside of Scotland, where the Gaelic culture and language lives and thrives. In the early 1800's, Scottish immigrants chose Cape Breton Island for their new home as its beauty resembled the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Many traditions and secrets came with these pioneers. The making of a spirited whisky was one of them. These Scottish descendants passionately keep the dearest aspects of their colourful culture alive. This is especially evident in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, which home to the Glenora Distillery, the only single malt whisky distillery in North America. The crystal clear water from MacLellan's Brook flows from the Mabou Higlands located above the Glenora Distillery, giving Glen Breton its classic and pure taste.